S-5! Snow Retention FAQs

When should SnoFence™ be used rather than SnoRail™?
SnoFence is somewhat stronger than SnoRail. Use it for increased durability or when the aesthetic look of two rails is desired.
Wed, 25 Jul, 2018 at 4:16 PM
When should SnoClips™, X-Clips™, or DualClips™ be used and how many are needed?
SnoClip, X-Clip, or DualClip will stop or retard the passage of snow and ice beneath the snow retention cross member. If other flashing elements (e.g., eave...
Wed, 25 Jul, 2018 at 4:17 PM
Why is ColorGard a better choice than the other color-coded options?
Because of the perfect color matching—that lasts for the life of the roof! It is no trick to achieve a perfect color match to the roof initially; numeric co...
Wed, 25 Jul, 2018 at 4:17 PM
How is ColorGard attached?
With S-5! clamping hardware—the trusted name in metal roof attachment technology worldwide. ColorGard does not rely upon adhesives for attachment to the roo...
Wed, 25 Jul, 2018 at 4:18 PM
Why does that matter?
The premium finishes used on today’s metal roof products are fluorocarbons—“Hylar” and “Kynar” by tradename. These paint resins (polyvinylidene difluoride o...
Wed, 25 Jul, 2018 at 4:19 PM
Is there a way to use ColorGard on other roof types?
Yes. With S-5!® VersaBracket™, and CorruBracket™ ColorGard can be used on almost any roof type, including face-fastened metal panels and even non-metallic r...
Wed, 25 Jul, 2018 at 4:19 PM
How can ColorGard be less conspicuous than CLEAR plastic?
ColorGard presents architecturally clean lines. It is unobtrusive in appearance, blending into the roofscape. When compared to plastic alternatives that hav...
Wed, 25 Jul, 2018 at 4:20 PM
I have seen other products that attach with setscrews. How is S-5!® different?
The metallic and architectural coatings used on many sheet metal panels are thin and fragile. There may be copycat snow guard products in the marketplace th...
Wed, 25 Jul, 2018 at 4:20 PM
Why S-5!® clamps?
Because S-5! clamps attach almost anything to standing seam metal roofs without piercing the panel! S-5! clamps are available for virtually any panel profil...
Wed, 25 Jul, 2018 at 4:20 PM
Why is it a bad idea to put snow guards just over doorways?
Often, we are asked to provide localized snow guard systems (snow retention systems) over an entranceway or several of them rather than protecting the ent...
Mon, 22 Oct, 2018 at 11:56 AM